Artist spotlight

Sketches: Ariane Roesch Builds a Computer You Can Hug

An artist explores the intimate role of technology in our lives.

09/12/2013 By Peter Holley

On Stage

Highest Drama

No Texas theater season has ever been more dramatic than the first.

09/11/2013 By John Lomax

Interview

Arts Insider: Pat Jasper

Folklorist Pat Jasper discusses Houston's vibrant mix of cultures.

09/09/2013 By Michael Hardy

Time Travels

Giant Frogs, Deep-Voiced Woman Singers and Vague Foreign Dinners

Locals damned Houston with faint praise in 1928.

09/03/2013 By John Nova Lomax

H-Town Diary

A Novel Adventure

Novelist Chitra Divakaruni on learning to love the Bayou City and the stories Houston makes.

09/03/2013 By Chitra Divakaruni

Essays

Ike’s Peak

A singularly harrowing account of Hurricane Ike’s fury and the four souls whose lives it nearly took.

09/03/2013 By John Lomax

Houston Dynamo

Brad Davis's Last Best Chance

At 31, Brad Davis, the Dynamo’s all-star midfielder, is fighting for a place on America’s World Cup team.

09/03/2013 By Michael Hardy

Ice House

Death Becomes Him

Ryan Donowho has made an acting career out of dying.

09/03/2013 By John Lomax

Million-Dollar IDeas

Finally, Someone Bottled Vietnamese Iced Coffee

A new way to drink an old favorite hits the shelves—invented by a Houstonian, naturally.

09/03/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

The Perfect Party

This month’s guests bring big things in various size packages.

09/03/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Food Porn for Fish

A Katy man invents a better fishing lure, and we beat a path to his door.

09/03/2013 By Peter Holley

Ice House

Wheels of Fortune

An interview with Juan Carlos, the Montrose Rollerblade Guy.

09/03/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Slideshow

Planned Parenthood Young Leaders Benefit

Party like a rock star.

08/28/2013

That Other Level

The Geto Boys and Public Enemy Together, 25 Years Ago

The Geto Boys and Public Enemy together, 25 years ago, and other photos from the archive of former GBs DJ Ready Red.

08/28/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Old Weird Houston

Five Historic Houston Spots That Need Markers

Too many of our local history plaques are tedious. Here are a few stronger propositions.

08/27/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Texas Lore

Be A Texas Millionaire: A Big Rich Board Game

Locally produced game was beautifully printed but offensive to everyone but Texans.

08/19/2013 By John Lomax

Downhome Recipes

Captain Joseph C. Hutcheson: Warrior-Poet Of Texas's First Cookbook

To read his recipe for cornfield peas is to make the acquaintance of a good man.

08/19/2013 By John Lomax

Perfect Party

August’s Perfect Party

The people we’d like to get down with this month

08/15/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Ridin' Dirty In The 1890s

Houston's 19th Century Cyclists

Lords' Cycle Club: The first riding society in the "Magnolia City."

08/14/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Slideshow

A Fond Farewell to Caroline Collective

The city's first co-working space closes after a 5-year run.

08/08/2013